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The Friends of St Margaret’s Church High Halstow

 This is the site bringing you details of fund raising events to help with the aim of supporting the Parochial Church Council in maintaining the fabric, the churchyard and furnishings of St Margaret’s Church, High Halstow. In addition the history of the Village of High Halstow will be added to the site for interest

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Annual General Meeting May 22nd 2017

Please find below the agenda for the meeting to be held in the Church, all are welcome

Agenda

  • Introduction
  • Minutes of 23rd May 2016
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Finance Report
  • Changes to Constitution

Proposal from Mike Meredith

That the “Other Members” category be increased from 5 to 7

Proposal from Mike Meredith

Additional members may be co-opted to this group only at the Chairman’s discretion

Proposal from Gary Thomas

The position of Rector is changed to an Honorary Member of the Committee

  • Committee Membership 2017/18
  1. St Margaret’s Church Representatives (2)
  2. Parish Council Representatives (2)
  3. Other (5)
  • Use of Funds Held
  • Any Other Business

 Cuxton Music Group 14th December 2016

Christmas Tree Festival Choir

Christmas Tree Festival 10th December 2016

On December 10th the Village Hall doors will be open to the fourth Christmas Tree Festival in High Halstow. This is now proving to be a must event in the High Halstow Calendar

It is not too late to let us know if your group, family, business etc would like to put a tree in. All we are asking for is a donation of £5.00 per tree submitted…Please click here to read more November 2016

Scarecrow Festival June 2016

Thank You Thank You Thank You

When The Friends of St Margaret’s first discussed the Scarecrow Festival, none of us saw the number of entries reaching the giddy heights of 73. I personally didn’t think it would reach double figures and would be an event that might take a year or two to become established. How wrong was I. Each day coming home from work it was joy to see the new ones arising and it clearly had people talking in the Village and afar about this event Read more

Annual Report 2015/16

This is the third Chairman’s report looking back over the last year of the Friends….Read More

Cake Festival March 2016

A big thank you to all those who baked cakes for the second Cake festival on the 12th March in the Village Hall. Forty two entries were placed into eight categories. The three independent external judges viewed and stated the entries and commented again on the very good standard achieved. One cake was deemed to be so good a judge returned to purchase it. Read more

Christmas Tree Festival 2015

Once again the Village of High Halstow held its Annual Tree Festival for The Friends of St Margaret’s. Thanks to all the people who attended this Fourth Tree Festival in the Village. Read more

Newsletter August 2015

Events planned for the coming period are as follows:

12th December 2015       Christmas Tree Festival

This will be similar to previous years and is now becoming a regular feature of Christmas celebrations in High Halstow

12th March 2016              Cake Festival

Building on the success of the first Cake Festival, the event will run again and so you all have enough notice to practice your baking skills.

Date to be confirmed       Scarecrow Festival

Likely to be June, the Committee are looking to hold the first Scarecrow Festival within the Village. We would like to think something different for the Village so watch this space for further details

Date to be confirmed       Flower Festival

                                           Likely to be July we are looking to hold a Flower Festival in the Church

Newsletter July 2015

Following the recent Annual General Meeting the following was decided:

Committee Membership 2015/16

Chairman/Treasurer Gary Thomas
Parochial Parish Council June Collins, Di Welch
High Halstow Parish Council’s George Crozer, Lesley Munday
Other Representatives Fred Beringer, Wendy Brunt, Stephen Gwilt and Mike Meredith

The Committee also thanked the contribution for the previous year from Bob Prichard and wished him well for the future. Read more

Annual Report 2014/15

This is the second Chairman’s report looking back over the last year of the Friends….Read More

Cake Festival 2015



A big thank you to all those would be Mary Berry’s who baked cakes for the first Cake Festival on 1st March organised by the Friends of St Margaret’s Church. Forty nine entries were entered into seven categories. It seems no one was brave enough to enter their gateaux into the eighth category. The three external judges viewed and tasted the entries and commented on the very good standard achieved.

Their conclusion was Read More April 2015

Santa’s Visit 2014

Santa would like to thank all the people who helped make Santa’s Visit a special occasion again in High Halstow on Christmas Eve.

Special thanks to Stuart who was very brave in letting Joanne drive his car, (she liked it so much that we thought he would never see it again), Bradford’s garage for providing the petrol for the generator free of charge, and Bob and his staff in the Village shop who collected the presents on Santa’s behalf. All the helpers on the night deserve special thanks especially Wenda who somehow manages to still be on her feet at the end of the evening. Read More December 2014

Christmas Tree Festival 2014

The Friends of St Margaret’s would like to thank all the people who attended the third Tree Festival in the Village. This is proving to be a very popular event as a lead up to Christmas. Many thanks to all the people who made this occasion a success, including all the groups and individuals who put trees in, Karman Dancers, Dramarama and the Choir for the entertainment. Read More December 2014

Annual Report 2013/14

This is the first Chairman’s report looking back over the first year of the Friends…. Read More May 2014

Santa’s Visit 2013

Although now eleven years since Santa started this special visit to High Halstow, this is the second time that the money raised was for the Friends. Talk about being lucky with with the weather, only 24 hours earlier it was feared that a boat would be required rather than a sleigh. Many thanks to Bob in the shop who kindly allowed for presents to be delivered prior to Santa sorting them out. Just under £900 was raised for the Friends from this event December 2013

Christmas Tree Festival 2013

Over twenty decorated trees were in the hall representing all parts of village life both young and old. The artistic levels were fantastic and it was great to see people viewing the trees working out what the tree represented. Trees entered for the first time included the school, The Responders, Deangate Golf and Matt Crozer….Read More & View Pictures December 2013

First Project For The Friends

We have only been going a few months but are pleased to announce that the first project to be funded is a pointing project. The Parochial Church Council have approached us to partly fund a joint project and a £1000 has been granted for as our contribution towards the works

May this be the first of many projects we help fund at the church carried out. It is really pleasing to see such a quick start to see monies released to carry out repairsSeptember 2013

Jazz Festival 2013

Over £550 was raised from the event this year which was a terrific start to the fund raising for 2013… Read More June 2013

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